These are the sales rankings for anime DVDs as compiled by Oricon for the week of Feb. 6 2009. In addition, the much longed for availability of BD sales rankings is slowly arriving, albeit still lacking exact sales numbers and being reported with a significant delay.

It has been some time since we last covered sales rankings of this sort, but as the latest weekly rankings chart is quite similar to those of recent weeks, it does succinctly demonstrate what sort of releases are popular and being purchased on the streets of Japan currently.

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  • Anonymous commented on November 2, 2009 08:44

    hahahahyo... More

  • Vanamonde commented on February 22, 2009 07:09

    Clannad is wonderful, After Story is great....but it the wrong anime if you are looking for fan service. It is a sweet romantic story that you can watch with kids.... More

Aya Style Hat


An idol modestly wears a hat Aya Style, now the height of fashion whatever famed bikini model Aya Hirano may have to say about the matter.

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  • Anonymous commented on March 18, 2010 20:09

    i agree to agree with all the above agreeing.... More

  • Azure Xuchilbara commented on August 8, 2009 10:58

    Delishush waki...... More

Minami-ke OVA Announced


Baka-yarou manga Minami-ke is set to receive an OVA attached to the sixth volume of the compiled manga; the OAD/manga will be going on sale June 23rd.

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  • Anonymous commented on February 19, 2009 05:53

    You're a farce, and you know it.... More

  • Lisek commented on February 19, 2009 03:20

    Season 2? Season 3? You are talking about that fanmade ugly something? There are no official 2nd and 3rd seasons. Anime ended after 1st season.... More

Hatsune Miku: Meltdown


Kagamine Rin’s classic “Meltdown” MAD recieves yet another remix. This time sung by none other then fellow Vocaloid Idol Hatsune Miku.

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  • Anonymous commented on August 12, 2009 13:12

    Um...I'm presuming that they mean "where IS your reactor"...maybe "WHAT is your reactor" perhaps lol... More

  • Anonymous commented on August 12, 2009 13:09

    Wrong,love the original rin version for it's ambience.Its Rin's voice that makes the song what it is,since Miku's is much more sharper especially when it reaches the high pitched areas... More

Japanese Women Disgusted by “Unmanly” Behaviour


A recent article provides us with 16 patterns that women consider “unmanly”, and are the subject of much loathing.

These are the qualities Japanese women are thought to despise:

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  • Anonymous commented on March 26, 2011 11:09

    1.He has no opinion, is just carried along by others. if it's something i like i stand up to it 2.He always has someone to blame. if it's my fault it's my fault i don't blame others unless... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 24, 2011 19:02

    The concept of manliness is there to ensure our survival as a species. So, if you're all for the eradication of humanity, go right ahead with that.... More

Hentai Teacher Attempts to Wed Students


A hentai teacher who harangued his students, professing his love to several and begging each to become his bride, has been suspended for 6 months.

In another case in the same prefecture, a hentai teacher sent his female student innumerable emails over a month, rising to 30 to 50 a day, informing her of his affections; he got off with only 3 months suspension.

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  • Anonymous commented on May 2, 2010 04:45

    looks fun......hehehe i do that to my gf... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 24, 2010 14:27

    I guess teacher in japan can't get any after work? Sound like a lot of the teachers here in the states, low pay does not help.... More

Naked Golden Dancers


Paint apparently counts as clothing where parading naked in public spaces is concerned, so technically this may not actually be exhibitionism at all. Very tasteful it is, in fact.

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  • cavanosum commented on February 24, 2009 01:21

    so hot haaaaaaaaaa... More

  • Tommy commented on February 18, 2009 18:28

    Some of them are almost flat! T_T... More

Faith Not Want: Mirror’s Edge Marketing Failure?



EA action adventure game Mirror’s Edge ignited much controversy when initially published due to the “Hollywood Oriental” character design, seen by many Japanese as being hard on the eyes. When 2channers redesigned her, they hurt the feelings of the sensitive Swedes who preferred the fanciful amazon look.

Here we see the end result: the game sits in one of Sofmap’s dreaded wagons (actually not a wagon in this case, but you get the point), a general sign of poor sales, for a rock bottom price of ¥2,000, and is still stacked high:

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  • Anonymous commented on March 31, 2010 14:06

    What?! IMO though, Celeste is a babe.... More

  • gareth commented on July 31, 2009 19:52

    For a software yes, this is an userbility issue. However if you happen to be invovled in the game designing process, you will find the product you are making is a mixture of artistic value... More

Wonder Hobby Festival 9 Bishoujo Figure Highlights


This week’s WonHobi 9 included an impressive assortment of bishoujo figures, in addition to the huge amount of Figma and Nendoroid figures that were so numerous that they warranted their own separate write-up.

Presented here are some of the best images to come out of the event, showcasing many lovely figures, as well as some photos of the event area to help ease the disappointment of those who could not attend, but wish they had.

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  • Kaionlriu commented on September 13, 2009 14:26 More

  • notme commented on July 28, 2009 14:33

    About the old mikuru, you can lift her skirt to show her G string pantsu, oh yah, pervs delight... More

Toradora Doujinshi by Tomose Shunsaku Translated


This week’s release is an exceptionally well-drawn Toradora doujinshi, by artist Tomose Shunsaku: “Tora! Tora! Tora!”.

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  • LOGO commented on March 22, 2009 14:43

    =P... More

  • Rud commented on February 17, 2009 08:00

    Thanks for the translation, looking forward for the next chap.... More

Akikan Abandons Anime Completely



Perhaps tiring of being criticised for being entirely bereft of production quality, quality anime Akikan has opted to simply abandon the tedious business of animating characters and instead just film the seiyuu having a chat, replacing the normal episode with it. Fans quickly noted the increase in production values.

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  • Anonymous commented on February 7, 2012 10:29

    I see ugly people.... More

  • Anon commented on July 6, 2009 08:14

    what a nerd u made me lolz... More

Tokyo Exhibitionism Extreme


The sequel image to the previous Tokyo exhibitionism image emerges, even more extreme and daring, not mention maniacal, than the first; it seems she was just warming up, or perhaps cooling off, in that image…

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  • Anonymous commented on February 8, 2013 12:48

    Are you SERIOUS?!... More

  • Anonymous commented on February 8, 2013 12:47

    There's no such thing as perfect symmetry. XD... More

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